English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Fourth Grade. Vocabulary

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Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards

MD.RL. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Craft and Structure
RL4.CCR. Anchor Standard: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
4.RL4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
4.RL4.1. Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. (CCSS L.4.4a)
4.RL4.6. Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms). (CCSS L.4.5c)
MD.RI. Standards for Reading Informational Text (RI)
Craft and Structure
RI4.CCR. Anchor Standard: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
4.RI4. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
4.RI4.1. Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. (CCSS L.4.4a)
4.RI4.7. Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms). (CCSS L.4.5c)
MD.RF. Standards for Reading Foundational Skills (RF)
Fluency
4.RF4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
4.RF4.c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
4.RF4.c.2. Use context clues, sentence structure, and visual clues to guide self-correction.
MD.W. Standards for Writing (W)
Text Types and Purposes
W3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
4.W3-d. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences – Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
4.W3-d.3. Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag). (CCSS 4 L1.d)
MD.L. Standards for Language (L)
Conventions of Standard English
L1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
4.L1-d. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking – Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
4.L1-d.1. Identify correct placement of adjectives in sentences.
4.L1-d.2. Revise and strengthen writing to include correctly ordered adjectives.
4.L1-d.3. Analyze writing models for correct use and ordering of adjectives.
4.L1-g. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking – Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).
4.L1-g.1. Identify and distinguish between the multiple meanings, spellings, and pronunciations of homophones and homographs.
Knowledge of Language
L3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
4.L3-a. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening – Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.
4.L3-a.2. Use dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses, and multimedia resources to identify and use synonyms for words.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L4.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
4.L4-a. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content – Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
4.L4-a.1. Identify clues in the text that help determine or clarify the meaning of a word or phrase.
4.L4-a.2. Connect prior knowledge and experiences to determine the meaning of a word or phrase.
4.L4-c. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content – Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
4.L4-c.3. Use the context in which words are used to choose among possible meanings.
L5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
4.L5-c. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings – Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
4.L5-c.1. Consult reference materials including dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses, and online resources to identify words with similar or opposite meanings.
4.L5-c.2. Use knowledge of nuances to determine precise words as needed for speaking and writing.

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